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by Redo
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Stoicism
Replies: 18
Views: 3165

Re: Stoicism

chenda wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Great lecture. Marcus Aurelius must have been on the autistic spectrum.

I used to like Greek philosophy until I discovered Indian and Iranian philosophy, and see now the Greeks were really just a bunch of amateurs.
What do you recommend reading?
by Redo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2
Replies: 56
Views: 6385

Re: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2

A one child policy is not the answer. We have seen this before (aborting the less desired sex in utero for instance). Also, with 5G, population decline may just happen on it's own. No population = no society. It's like telling a tree it can only grow one limb. Great analogy eh!? But if there is a w...
by Redo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2
Replies: 56
Views: 6385

Re: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2

You keep saying I'm trying to dictate the behavior of others, I'm not. I'm not a Hitler freak trying to sterilize everyone. I'm just saying to incentivize people to make better choices through taxes. Government. In the same way others before you have suggested. Have you seen how that has worked out ...
by Redo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2
Replies: 56
Views: 6385

Re: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2

A world-wide one-child policy would be absolutely devastating, orders of magnitude more punishing to people worldwide than global warming over virtually any timescale. You and Thomas Malthus would probably have a lot to talk about, though. EDIT: I realize I may not have explained fully. The modern ...
by Redo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2
Replies: 56
Views: 6385

Re: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2

:lol: No. I am saying ignore the political side. There are no solutions there. Lovely. Do you have a plan? If so, I am all ears. Even a historical precedent would do. Simply wanting people to behave differently has a poor track record. Actively forcing people to behave differently has a far, far wo...
by Redo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2
Replies: 56
Views: 6385

Re: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2

Because it was tangentially linked to environmentalism, and from there to policy. Thus it is political. And nothing political needs to be in the least truthful. It's still political because who it affects, and who must pay, can still be lied about with impunity. By both sides. When far more of my g...
by Redo
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2
Replies: 56
Views: 6385

Re: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2

Maybe the solution to overpopulation is a secular humanism that leads to polyamory and the degradation of family values, advanced technology and globalization that leads to a power law distribution of wealth and the cost prohibitiveness of having children, central banking that crushes the spirit of...
by Redo
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Thriving for the next 100-200 years
Replies: 28
Views: 2575

Re: Thriving for the next 100-200 years

As I said, I knew you were probably trolling. My sarcasm meter isn't completely broken. Anyways if you want to get rich, then profit off the doom and gloom. Invest in those shady loan companies, charge people to take pictures of almost extinct animals and birds (they're already doing that with coral...
by Redo
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Thriving for the next 100-200 years
Replies: 28
Views: 2575

Re: Thriving for the next 100-200 years

Both? @thegreatvoid said that's his plan, so I thanked him for decreasing resource competition. You're probably trolling, but just in case you aren't. "I appreciate your willingness to lay down, die, and go extinct for the cause. We need more people like you to give up their share of resources so t...
by Redo
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2
Replies: 56
Views: 6385

Re: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2

While I do agree that government is useless, and carbon taxes are just an excuse to collect more money, climate change is not a hoax. WTF, why is this still a debate? Do people not pay attention to the extreme weather that is worsening in the news? And even if climate change was a hoax, is overpopul...
by Redo
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Vice's Take on ERE!
Replies: 14
Views: 2705

Re: Vice's Take on ERE!

I'm having a hard time believing he's this stupid. I feel like he's only pretending to be this stupid so people don't try this and consume as much as possible, call me a conspiracy nutcase.
by Redo
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Thriving for the next 100-200 years
Replies: 28
Views: 2575

Re: Thriving for the next 100-200 years

Augustus wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:53 pm
I appreciate your willingness to lay down, die, and go extinct for the cause. We need more people like you to give up their share of resources so that my offspring will thrive.
Is this a joke or are you being serious?
by Redo
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: List of essentials
Replies: 45
Views: 9100

Re: List of essentials

BRUTE wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:05 pm
P-51 military can opener
brute has 10
Thanks, but why do you have 10 can openers? :?
by Redo
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: List of essentials
Replies: 45
Views: 9100

Re: List of essentials

"@tony there's always the law of diminishing returns, if I had to wing it I would say quality works on a log scale: a $100 pan will be 10x better than a $10 pan, but if you want 10x better quality than the $100 one you will have to spend $1000. So everybody can find their sweet spot, but usually I'...
by Redo
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Books that changed your mind
Replies: 30
Views: 6889

Re: Books that changed your mind

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. A great "book" on Stoicism written by a dedicated student. It taught me how to manage and deal with pain, and to be more conscious about how I'm spending my time and what my thoughts are. It also made me realize that this is a continuous, lifelong process, and even Ma...
by Redo
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: leanFIRE and fatFIRE definitions
Replies: 93
Views: 11727

Re: leanFIRE and fatFIRE definitions

jacob wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:44 pm
And when we bought a house in cash 5 years ago, I've included what we pay in RE tax and insurance but not any virtual money I save by not having a mortgage or don't make by not renting out rooms.
Do you include any maintenance/hydro/utility costs in your budget?
by Redo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: leanFIRE and fatFIRE definitions
Replies: 93
Views: 11727

Re: leanFIRE and fatFIRE definitions

No one is ripping on people who are in poverty. It's just a measure, if it offends you substitute poverty level with minimum expenses.
MMM is great, his followers and people on the FI subreddit, not so much. But you're right, it was a cheap shot.
by Redo
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: leanFIRE and fatFIRE definitions
Replies: 93
Views: 11727

Re: leanFIRE and fatFIRE definitions

MMM people think being frugal = buying a 50k car instead of a 100k car
For Canada, I would say 500k CAD is a good lean FIRE goal, since our poverty level is 16-20k, and we have less healthcare costs compared to the US.
by Redo
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: List of essentials
Replies: 45
Views: 9100

Re: List of essentials

Thanks guys. I knew there had to be some sort of discussion about this, didn't know it was called BIFL. I'll check it out.
by Redo
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: List of essentials
Replies: 45
Views: 9100

List of essentials

Hi, I'm one of those people who always buys the cheapest things I can find, but I'm tired of buying shoes and earbuds every 6 months, so I'm interested in investing in products/tools/clothes etc that will last me for decades. I know absolutely nothing about whether some things are overpriced because...